Go Set a Watchman: A Novel by Harper Lee

Go Set a Watchman: A Novel

byHarper Lee

Paperback | May 3, 2016

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From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.

Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—“Scout”—returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past—a journey that can only be guided by one’s own conscience.

Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer under- standing and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor, and effortless precision—a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context, and new meaning to an American classic.

About The Author

Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, Alabama. She was educated at Huntington College, the University of Alabama, and Oxford University. She won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for To Kill a Mockingbird. The book was adapted as a feature film in 1962 and a London stage play in 1987. Her second book, Go Set a W...

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Title:Go Set a Watchman: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:May 3, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062409867

ISBN - 13:9780062409867

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“[Go Set a Watchman is] filled with the evocative language, realistic dialogue and sense of place that partially explains what made Mockingbird so beloved.”